Hot Stone Massage is a unique variant of massage therapy. It employs heated stones to release physical tension and calm the nervous system.
The stones’ warmth and weight help the recipient focus more intently on the massage, and be more receptive to its' benefits. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles, release.
The Hot Stones are made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. Basalt is plentiful in regions of the world that have undergone Volcanic activity.
Before a treatment, the stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range.This massage uses traditional strokes of Classic Body massage, but using the Hot stones. As the stones cool, they are replaced with new stones, which continues throughout the massage.
These heated stones then warm and relax the muscles, improves circulation and calms the nervous system.Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get it for relaxation.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet.
It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage.
The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
This ensures that the temperature will not be too hot. Everyone, however, has their own comfort range. Be sure to speak up if the stones are too hot for you.
This massage uses traditional strokes of Classic Body massage, but using the Hot stones. As the stones cool, they are replaced with new stones, which continues throughout the massage.
The massage begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the hot stones to glide smoothly along the muscles.
The warm stones are applied to the skin and with the added application of the hands they produce intensified contact and penetrate the tissue layers up to and over 4cm.
The heat produced on the surface of the skin will be carried to the deeper layers by the conduction of blood. This will bring about physiological and systemic changes in the body.
At the end of the massage the Hot Stones will be placed on to the body and left for a short period of time.
A Hot Stone Massage leaves you relaxed uplifted and re-energised .
The Full treatment lasts approximately 1 hour - £30.00
However should you only require a hot stone back and shoulder massage, this is also available and will last approximately 40 mins - £25.00
Please visit the Eternal Aquarius shop to book a treatment or, contact me via the Contact page should you require any further information.